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DPM Software Update for the 70-Series & CK3X Computers

Posted January 2, 2014

Intermec 70 Series Mobile ComputerIntermec has released a software update providing Direct Part Marking (DPM) capability is now available for 70 Series and CK3X mobile computers that are configured with the EA30 scan engine and V1.50 system software.

What is DPM?

DPM puts a lifetime identification mark permanently into an item. The ID is typically a serial number or other information that uniquely identifies that item, paving the way for total lifecycle traceability. DPM with a Data Matrix or other barcode symbology makes it practical to identify almost anything, including small, hard-to-label items. DPM also makes it practical to instantly access essential information about the item throughout its life cycle and throughout the supply chain— even in challenging environments where traditional barcode systems won’t work.

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Happy New Year!!

Posted December 31, 2013

nyeIt’s hard to believe 2013 is already over! From all of us at BarcodesInc we wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to supporting all of your Barcode, RFID, Point of Sale, and Mobility needs in in 2014!

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Motorola Enterprise Wireless Access Points – Infographic

Posted December 30, 2013

Wireless access has become such a common utility today that businesses and customers find it strange when basic Wi-Fi isn’t available or not capable of supporting many of the apps we use on a daily basis. With the constantly evolving wireless standards, choosing the right access point can be the difference between getting reliable and consistent service or a world of frustration.

Motorola is a leading manufacture of access points and its current product line provides the most current capabilities like 802.11AC, advanced security options, and designs for outdoor, warehouse, and even retail applications.  This infographic is a quick overview of the various access points Motorola produces and their key features.

MOTOROLA ENTERPRISE WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS


Zebra Printers Continue to Be Energy Star Compliant

Posted December 27, 2013

2013-12-27_1030Zebra products are designed to provide the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to our customers, including the amount of energy our printers consume. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that certifies products meeting higher standards of reduced energy consumption. Printers that are ENERGY STAR-qualified consume approximately 10% less energy than a standard product. We’re proud that many of our printers are ENERGY STAR-qualified.

As of Jan. 1, 2014, ENERGY STAR is changing its certification criteria and implementing Version 2 regulations. The majority of the Zebra printers that currently have ENERGY STAR certification will continue to be compliant with the new ENERGY STAR Version 2 regulations.

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CipherLab’s 1600 Series: The Perfect Scanner for iOS and Android Devices

Posted December 26, 2013

CipherLab 1600 series pocket-sized Bluetooth scanner helps you accomplish various tasks when pairing with different smart devices through Bluetooth connectivity. Smaller and lighter than a mobile phone, it is a handheld scanner which can easily fit in your pocket and carried around for required tasks wherever it takes.

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Merry Xmas!

Posted December 23, 2013

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From everyone at the BarcodesInc family, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!


Barcodes Help Provide The Complete History of Aomori Apples

Posted December 20, 2013

AJ201312180038MThe Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers plan to introduce a barcode system that will allow customers to check the history of each apple they buy. The move was prompted by growing calls for safer food, particularly in foreign countries.

Aomori Prefecture, a prime apple growing area in northern Japan, is seeking to expand the export of its apples to foreign markets. The new system will use the very common QR Code, a two-dimensional barcode. QR codes can be read by mobile phones, giving the customer information on where the apple came from and how it was cared for, such as how often pesticides were used, and even providing a photo and message from the farmer who grew the fruit. The data will be available in Japanese, Chinese and English.

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TSL Offers New Accessory Option for the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader

Posted December 19, 2013

TSL has announced a new wrist mount and belt holster accessory for the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader, facilitating fast, accurate and cost-effective tracking of products, assets and data in such applications as retail, logistics, warehousing and distribution.

The 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader is designed to communicate wirelessly with a variety of Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs. Using the new MC40 Wrist Mount and carrying the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader in the Belt Holster, data can be captured and transmitted completely hands-free via automatic RFID scanning.

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Tech Questions: My Star Thermal Printer Isn’t Printing

Posted December 18, 2013

dddQuestion

My Star thermal printer feeds paper but is not printing at all.

Answer

The cause could be that the paper is not thermal-coated or it was loaded upside down. To verify that the roll is thermal-coated, scratch the surface of the paper with a coin or nail. If the top coat shows a gray mark where the scratch was made, the paper was thermal-coated. Next, verify the thermal paper was loaded correctly and try printing again (see illustration).

For additional assistance with or finding the right Star printer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Zebra Printer Duty Cycle – Infographic

Posted December 17, 2013

Zebra PrinterBarcode label printers come in  variety of sizes and types depending on how fast and much they can print. Normally they get grouped into 3 main categories: desktop, tabletop, and heavy industrial. Outside of the obvious size difference between them, their overall print duty cycle varies quite a bit as well. The main concern when choosing the right size printer for your needs is considering the long term print volume you will be dealing with. Any printer can keep printing all day but the main issue will be how often you will have to reload media and replace common parts like your printhead and platen roller.

This infographic looks at Zebra’s most popular printers in each category and provides a breakdown of when and where they are best suited to be used.

For more assistance finding the right Zebra printer for your specific needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


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